Saturday, December 06, 2008

You Never Do know When...

You know, I liked my little town. I loved the idea of being in a small town and knowing that it was not a big city, and people cared about each other, and looked out for each other. I love knowing everyone on my block, and talking with them about gardens. I love it that my next door neighbor texts me with parking info, and people knock on my door if they see the car on the wrong side of the street.

Small town is good. At least I thought so until I got home tonight.

One never knows when something will hit you.

It has been SNOWING here. Lots of snow. 4-6 inches in the past couple of days. I had built up a lovely deep bit on my steep steps up to the house, and on my share of the sidewalk. Snow everywhere. Hard to walk, easily slipped on.

But I came home tonight and found that SOMEONE had shoveled my steps and side walk!!!!

Sigh. You think you are safe and then someone comes along and shovels all your snow.

Gig was good tonight, really fun, packed house with lots of new friends. The Guinness Xmas trees had been put on stage, which is lovely, but makes it a little cramped and the do get stuck on cases and gear, all the same, one needs trees on stage.....

Seeing as how I can't sleep yet, too much rock this week, here is a poem for you to wake up to....

"Sleeping with Leopards.."

Tonight, as the sun sets, we are going to climb,
Up the vines that run outside the house, and into your room,
Come thru the shutters, and
Ease in thru your window...

We can use the door, you know,
But this, my dear, is more fun..

We will creep across the floor, on silent feet,
Claws making no sound,
On your carpeted floors,
Quietly making our way to where you lie sleeping.

We can be very quiet, you know,
When we, my dear, have need to be.

As the last bit of sun sinks softly
We will paw back the curtains that hang from your bed,
And sit ourselves at the foot,
Getting ready, to pounce, as you wake.

We can be very patient, you know,
When we, my dear, are waiting.

Teeth shinning in the twilight, we will smile
Thinking this evening you are going to be surprised
You will wake and tho you are very fast,
We will chase you into the dark night.

You are ours you know,
And we, my dear, will have such glorious fun...

Love and Leopards,
Lorraine

96 Comments:

At 12:25 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Woohoo, first!:)

No! Not random acts of snow-shovelling!. LOL

And a wonderful bengal poem, too.

 
At 12:32 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

are you sure it wasn't the bengal-bee alliance who did the shovelling?

Love the poem..not reading it to Tysie in case she gets ideas.

My mind is boggling over Guinness trees

 
At 12:33 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

I can't sleep either.... Love the poem!

I saw a so-so version of "Phantom of the Opera" in SF tonight....

I should be more charitable. But I am a trained opera singer, so I notice things......

 
At 12:38 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

That's disappointing Ticia, it has such a glorious score.

 
At 12:41 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Fod , that sounded pretentious! And I'm not really. I just love music and an instrument (read voice) that is used in such a way that it is invisible. Or dazzling. But not distracting....

It's true Sally, the music is wonderful And the vocal bits can be challenging....

 
At 12:50 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ticia, I read that wrong, I read' Loved the poem , a so-so version of POTO..., lol....

Glad you liked it, feels that way, sleeping with these Leopards I Do Not Know..They are still hiding, as is Le Leopard, not hard to care for.

Venus and Mim are doing un-speakable things i front of the fire, pics tomorrow, they don't seem to mind Kali being gone, not much word from Kitty, a wee note, but she got home at midnight last night and had to ACDC a 6 am until late...

She is sending me lots of pics as soon as she is brain worthy she assures me...

 
At 12:55 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

haha! I can hardly wait to see the pics!

 
At 1:07 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I know, it is weird, and I wonder, I mean there aren't a lot of boys around here, am I not a good roll model?

But hey, how many gay Bengal cat blogs are happening? Could be the next THING....

 
At 1:09 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

*splutter* not a good roll model!

oh dear, I am not going there.....

 
At 1:19 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Lorraine, you're killing me. I echo Sally. I am SO not going there! And I haven't even seen the pictures yet!

 
At 2:46 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

You've forgotten to feed them?
They sound like they might snack on you instead.

 
At 5:55 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

The absolute NERVE of some people, honestly, depriving you of the joy of shoveling snow. :) great bengal poem too. I had some luck with that as well - we had a foot of snow dumped on us, and it was too much for my equipment and a neighbor plowed me out, bless him.

Tica, you are an opera singer? how neat, i have a range of four notes, but in my head i am good, haha, maybe my next life. i went to a singing xmas tree concert a local hs puts on which was quite lovely last night. today off to brave the roads and attempt to catch up with job 1.

roll model.....love the typos here, oh, the neighborg one was priceless, i have one of those actually...

 
At 6:19 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

What a marvelous Bengal poem.

The shovelers really ought to come to a place where people want their snow shoveled, like here! We need out snow shoveled! (We got some last night and it's still coming down.) We need out sidewalks plowed! Come our way and leave Quiche alone!

~Emily

 
At 6:30 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Lovely poem, Quiche. Glad you had a fun night.

I echo the "how dare they make your night" sentiment. Go for good neighbours!

 
At 6:58 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Good morning, Fiends! Adjusted for latitude, longitude, hemisphere, time zone, and circadian rhythm, of course. :)

Have any of you seen my motivation? I seem to have misplaced it somewhere, and I have a dreadful lot of things to get done.

 
At 7:11 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Well, let's think; it didn't just get up and walk away ....

Yes, so often when someone on here says, "Good morning!" it's two or three o' clock here in RI! Am I the only Eastern Fiend?

~Emily

 
At 7:15 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Bah, it's Sunday, and there's snow outside! Screw motivation, Phiala! (Unless it's important. If it's important, hop to it. No dilly-dallying for you, missy.)

I love that poem, Q! That's really well done. :)

I still can't believe that no one remembers Monkey Shines the way I remember Monkey Shines. Or that Nancy McKeon was in it.

And yet I feel really bad. I figured everyone was up to speed. :D Mwhahahahaha etc.

 
At 7:44 AM , Blogger na said...

I love the poem! I read it three or four times in a row, smiling, laughing all the while.

What does a Guinness Tree looks like, pray tell?

Sally and Ticia - I'm glad you said it before - I also come here first, and once in a while someone makes a comment, and I remember, Oh yeah, Boss has a blog, too, and go read that. (Shhh)

Phiala good luck finding the motivation. (If you want to.) Maybe check the news for a report like "Stray motivation last scene headed south on route..."

 
At 8:06 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Emily, Jess and I are both in the eastern time zone, though further west within that zone than you are. You can always check the Fiend Map for more. During the week I post my good-mornings rather early, but not so much on snowy Sundays.

Jess, you are so right: nobody remembers Monkey Shines the way you do.

Except maybe Sally.

 
At 8:41 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Pfft! :D Touche.

Though, as I said, it was never syndicated to Australia, so Sally's situation is perfectly understandable. Regrettable, but understandable.

 
At 8:53 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Jess, :)

Motivation still hasn't appeared, but I have now reached the point where I must decide whether to shower before leaving the house. Or not.

Hm.

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Decisions, decisions.
How's about going back to bed with a book instead?

 
At 9:01 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Well, couch with fuzzy blanket, cat, book and laptop is a pretty good set-up.

I can listen to the wind blow without having to experience it first-hand.

Unfortunately, leaving the house is not optional. But I don't have to be sociable. Or clean.

 
At 9:14 AM , Blogger na said...

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At 9:16 AM , Blogger na said...

If you wish not to be social whilst out and about, the not being clean might come in handy...

 
At 9:27 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

I'm dropping Nick off at martial arts practice, then going to work for a while. Nobody in my office works on weekends, so it doesn't matter if I'm clean.

And anyway, procrastination has solved any dilemma, as it so often does. I no longer have time to shower before leaving, though I suppose I should get dressed in something other than sweats, if for no other reason than that it's cold and windy out.

 
At 11:46 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Is it me or the trafic is a tad slow today?

 
At 11:51 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am all about the lack of motivation today..Tending the Beasties, feline and canine is about all that is going to happen, tho I have had a wonderfully amusing e-mail exchanges with AFP on the nature of what one does for love of music this morning...

(I financed the LAM cd playing a week in Texas as a cowboy act at a builders convention , complete with pink cowboy hat, we played in between the speeches, and I would keep dozing off looking at the telepromter, and wake up dressed as a cowboy in front of 1000 people...)

I will take some pics of the Guinness tree next weekend, not to worry.

Clean sounds good, but there is always tomorrow, in my book...

Glad you liked the Bengal poem, slept with them again last night tho, and nothing happened...

 
At 11:52 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

May be slow, but I think the Fiends are all couching today...

Up with couches!!!!!

Is anyone DOING anything???

It is snowing again, and I am thinking I am going to put the leashes on Venus and Mim and sit outside in case the Evil Snow Fairy comes back and tries to shovel again...

 
At 11:56 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I must admit I have been sleeping most of the day (and yesterday) as I am down with an obstinate cold (I'd rather sleep with the Bengals anytime).
More of that tomorrow (it's a day off in Italy).

 
At 12:05 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ack, no fun , no fun at all, Nathilie!

Drink tea and feel better!

I will send you some Bengals if you like, I have to many....Le Leopard hissed at me this morning when I bid him good day...

 
At 12:08 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Feel better, Nathalie!

~Emily

 
At 12:09 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Four is already a loadful. But thanks for the offer.
Shall make some tea with honey, spiked with home made schnaps.

 
At 12:11 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

One makes schnapps?????

 
At 12:12 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I am doing laundry. And sent a couple of emails. And now I need to send another email to a friend in Houston, all because Sally posted that lovely picture. :) He really needs the laugh.

Watch out Queen Empress, or the Bengals will fulfill that prophecy! ;)

Shoveling snow. The absolute nerve of some people!

 
At 12:15 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

One makes whatever one can get away with. Bread this afternoon felt a little beyond the call of duty (it is hard work) but smelled wonderful.
Ginger (or verbena) schnaps on the other hand is no effort at all (just takes time, so good thing I prepared that over the summer).

Thanks Emily.

 
At 12:54 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Poor Nathalie! And I thought you'd just got over a cold, too. This isn;t the same one hanging on still, is it?

*sends mental soup*

I've been doing laundry, too, and Christmas cards. Haven't got very far with the cards (or the laundry, for that matter), but hooray for being vaguely productive!

I shall also hang the light-up wreath beside my front door in a bit. Debating whether I can be bothered with garlands on the porch rail today. I'm thinking not: it's very cold.

Mr. Jess is watching more Star Wars. I hear tauntauns. We've certainly got the weather for them.

 
At 1:01 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

Sometimes, small towns are the coolest! And I like the leopard poem. And sometimes wish my doggnesses could be as quiet as your leopards. (As it really necessary for them to shed so much? Seriously, by all laws of physics, they should be bald!!!!)

I am supposed to be studying for my second and last final exam. Obviously, I'm not doing that very necessary activity. I *should* be motivated -- I mean, come on! it's a final and I want a good grade in that class!! -- but, well, I'm not.

Y'all have been great this week, btw. It was a difficult, irkful (not sure that's a word) week and I am not loving life at the moment. To paraphrase David Sedaris (funniest writer!), it feels as if not only has life passed me by, but it stopped and spit on me as it went by. :-)

It will get better. In the meantime, I'm reading sweet and funny Fiends...

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I finally got the AFP photos up on Facebook. Some of them are pretty darn good if I may say so myself! There is a lovely one of a lovely laughing Queen Q!!

Motivation. This week I have been trying to dig mine out of the shallow grave it fled to a couple of years ago. I have a bit of it uncovered and feel like the rest might claw its way out soon.

I love the poem Lorraine. It makes me think that the spirits of the leopard ancestors of your beast-ish house mates are the ones sneaking in at sunset.

Hey. Long lost twins reunited! Sweet!

 
At 1:54 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

We got some flurries last night, which excited the kids greatly, but nothing stuck. They were grabbing their sleds and trying to sled on the dew this morning. Maybe next time!

 
At 2:11 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Motivation. None.

Couch with cat. Well-equipped.

I did leave the house. I did not become clean first, but only dressed for the cold.

Now I am contemplating cleaning the kitchen, as I would really like to bake something and the person whose task that is has failed in his duty. Ergo, no apple cake for him, right?

Dan, what kind of bookshelves did you install? I'm in the planning stages of a roomful of shelves, and I haven't found anything I'm quite happy with.

But of course, Fiends would know from bookshelves!

 
At 2:17 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I started with Billy bookshelves from IKEA (their cheapest), plus a few Besta, and then built on from the spare parts area of the IKEA As Is department. Since it's all modular you can mix and match pieces like LEGO to construct your own stuff.

All of the shelves have glass doors going up six feet too! I love it. No more dusty books, I hope.

 
At 2:20 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ha, but its Monday Jess, Phiala might need her motivation (screw with my head, mumble,mumble..huh)
I know where your motivation went Mistress...some of the senior school kids started their summer holidays on friday, and they took it to the beach with them. So, while you're enjoying the snow, your motivation is sun baking down here.
Off to Facebook now to see some photos.

 
At 2:26 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Sally, yes I think that must be it. Motivation has gone to the beach to escape from the cold and wind. If only I had gone with it!

Dan, that's brilliant. We don't have an IKEA here, but they sell some of the bookshelves online, and that might do the trick. We've been intending to build in custom ones, but we've been intending that for several years and the books are still in boxes.

 
At 2:29 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Q, I wish your naughty shoveling fairies would visit the alley behind my house...

Hooray for the pink cowboy hat of fundingness!

Those sound like some excellent bookshelves, Dan. I need more bookshelves! Hub-man got Anathem, and now I'm out of space. :)

Sorry for the irksome week, Aglaia. :( Teaching is frustrating. But it will get better. Rooting for you!

We have twins among us? What did I miss?

 
At 2:29 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

If anyone else wants to lose their motivation, I can farm them off to family and friends in tropical Queensland. Just let me know. cheap rent.

 
At 2:30 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Actually, I think I'd pay to get my motivation back...

 
At 2:31 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ha, punishment for Jess being so clever and sucking me in. You have to go and read comments on previous post to find out now. Mwahhahaha.

I think its time I went and had some breakfast.

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Hmmm if only I knew which kid took it.

 
At 2:41 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

DSally, I would go to Queensland in a freaking red hot second. As they say 'round here, "You don't have to go home, but you got to get the heck up outta here." I wish! :-)

Thanks, Jess. And as often happens with teaching, it's the adults who make me gnash my teeth. Yes, the students make me big time crazy, but often they are as funny as they are maddening. It's the adults (parents and other staff) who make me seeth...

Off to more studying, yes! Assessments. God love 'em.

(But I'm done for almost a whole month in about 26 hours. Oh, I will be haunting this blog something fierce then, people! Be prepared for a blathering fiend. Forwarned is forarmed. And I think I'm spelling everything wrong, aren't I??)

 
At 3:20 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Huh? Just WOKE UP from napping all afternoon? When the heck has this happened before???

Aleta where are these photos???

 
At 3:27 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

It was a very nappy sort of day!

The photos are on Facebook.

This link should take you straight to the first full sized photo in my AFP album. There is a "next" link above the photo on the right.

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Must have account. :(

 
At 3:52 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Aleta, photos were great! what a fun time-jealous! Phiala, do we need to issue an international amber alert for your motivation - for warmth and sun I would happily volunteer to help sally look for it....Grace, hope your final goes well - you have a nice relaxing spell ahead. I had a no nap sunday, in fact just got home -went to work at 9:30 this morning and worked straight thru the day. i have got a headache splitting me in two, but at least feel a bit more prepared for the end of semester. a little. tho a kiln broke down, and is full and i don't know when it can get fixed. sigh. fod get me thru this week and the next until wed.....

 
At 4:12 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Wonderfully fun photos!

 
At 4:31 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I put some of my AFP photos up on my blogger blog for those of you not on lj or facebook. Check them out here.

I may post more later.

 
At 4:42 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Great photos Aleta! Thanks for those.

So sorry that you are sick Nathalie. Hope you feel better soon!

Jess, was the "mental soup" a zombie thing? ;)

Today I worked on the house I have moved out of. I am really looking forward to a weekend day that does not include driving for an hour and cleaning a place I don't live anymore. Tired of it!!!

Phiala, I hope your motivation and mine are having fun at the beach together. And that they send pictures.

I have IKEA Billy bookcases too. Some day I will add doors. I like them. IKEA has great prices but their shipping can be REALLY expensive. So be careful with that.

OK time to do some laundry. It's too cold to go to work naked.

 
At 5:55 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Sally, it's not my fault that Aussie television passed up the show for old episodes of Rhoda. Don't shoot the messenger. ;P

Gayle - Maybe "telepathic soup" or "empathic gumbo" would have been more accurate. (Empathic Gumbo would also be a good name for a band. Or an album. Or both.) So no, nothing to do with zombies.

Fun pictures, Aleta! I thought the ukulele was a nice touch. :D

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Empathetic Gumbo - Jess that is good.

 
At 6:53 PM , Anonymous El said...

The pictures are great, Aleta! I was so sad to have to miss the show my own self, but some times these things can't be helped.

I cannot believe how busy I've been this past week, but catching up on the blog and comments makes me see that other people might have (or in Lorraine's case, definitely have) been busier. Must be the time of year.

Phiala, I agree with gayapet. The shipping can be expensive! If you know someone near an IKEA, you might want to investigate what it costs to have them buy it and ship it. Chances are it might be more expensive that way, but with the fees and whatnot of online shopping, you never know.

 
At 6:59 PM , Anonymous El said...

Oh, and I meant to say I love the poem, Ms. Fab! Sneaky things, Leopards...

 
At 7:08 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Cool pictures, Aleta!
The one of our Queen Empress is priceless! :)

Still doing laundry. ::sigh:: Girls' clothes are almost done and DH has clean slacks for work. He has finally caught up on "Heroes" from last year so we can start on this year's episodes. We only have two more episodes of "Primeval," and three more of "Supernatural." See, December is good for something besides Giftmas! ;)

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Who would have thought it would be a task set in hell to find a fridge/freezer thermometer. Didn't those things used to be everywhere?

*sigh* I am nearly defeated

 
At 8:50 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Thanks for the nice words about the photos! Fun stuff!

Sorry about the fridge difficulties Sally. Damn.

Snow Snow Snow.

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

 
At 8:58 PM , Blogger na said...

Aleta and Fiends - thanks for posting the photos, and for chatting so much about Ms Amanda F Palmer gone solo. I picked up WKAP this weekend and feel floored - and that at just the sound recording. The performance does look like amazing fun.

Hope you're feeling better soon Nathalie!

Best wishes with the thermometer hunt, Sally. Hope you don't have to go THAT far to find one... :)

 
At 9:14 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I think I've realized where I can get one tomorrow when I go to see my doc - its a proper chef supply place, so they should have them and the good digital ones.

 
At 9:16 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

AFP is the hottest ukelele player on the planet (not sure what the competition is)

I spent the day working on the soon-to-be-christmas-tree room. I accomplished even more than i planned and have a huge pile-o-crap to take to goodwill tomorrow. Wooh!

Let's see....love the poem.

Billy the bookcase says hello (we have them too and Ben loves the Jonathan Coulton Ikea song!)

No snow here so no shoveling needed...ever...yay.

Have to get a babysitter for AFP now because hubby saw a video and now wants to go :) Ticia, you'll have to demonstrate your opera ability! You fiends are full of surprises!

LOVE the AFP show photos!!!!

 
At 9:17 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Actually, a cheeky question Q, if you're texting AFP again, can you ask when she is coming 'Down Under'? I'd love to know so I can plan....

 
At 9:58 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I just bought those cool mad scientist blocks for ben and for his 1-yr-old cousin for xmas. And while i was at it i got myself a necklace and earrings and ben a mushroom puzzle...woops! ;-)

Turns out they're affiliated with Laughing Squid which is a group our cousin works with (helped found i think). Small world.

THanks to whoever posted that link! I forget who it was now.

 
At 10:29 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Yay! Thank you for posting the AFP pics somewhere else. :)

I posted the blocks. I'm glad they are such a hit. :)

Sounds like the IKEA bookshelves are quite popular. I'll check shipping carefully before deciding.

 
At 10:44 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am still feeling like a zombie this morning so a mental soup might be just the perfect thing. Brains. I need me some brains.
And a brand new pair of lungs would probably be a good idea too; feels like someone has been sick in there.
Recipe for cleaning lungs anyone? The pair is getting a little old but I am sure I should be able to get more mileage out of them.

 
At 4:18 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Yes, Phiala, those blocks rocked, they are totally cool - I liked their jewelry as well - lucky chantrelle! Nathalie, hope you feel better soon! lotsa tea, and soup, and rest...

 
At 6:15 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

The blocks are great, Phiala. Too bad you can't pair them with the DVD of "Igor" for Christmas; "Igor" won't be out on DVD until January 20. Granted, there are lots of birthdays next year for such a wonderful pairing. ;)

BTW, did you ever find that missing motivation?

Nathalie, chicken soup might help. My best suggestion, though, is to get and take some Mucinex. Hope you start feeling better soon.

 
At 7:06 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Oooh, I didn't even know about Igor. Sounds like much fun.

Motivation? No, but I'm trying to substitute for it with good coffee.

And I now have conclusive proof: If you make a stupid error in your computer code, it will not give you the correct answers even if you let it run all weekend.

On the up side, I now have a space heater in my office so my toes are not numb.

 
At 8:13 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

hello all--
back on the west coast with a Selina Kyle vs Batman team up, Bats is so Bruce Wayne, he is a pushover for the lovely lady. He lets her run circles around him. But they will be a crime-fighting due soon enough.
Had so much fun with you Q, snowstorms and couch-sleep included!
now i have a huge pile of Neverwear orders to send out, busy making the gemstone bracelets that get included in the orders after Dec 4th!
call me Santa.
Hope all is well and Danth! you never told us your hearts' desire...
love to all leopards, from Kali/Kylie

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger na said...

Nathalie - If you can, close up your bathroom well and run very hot water, and sit in there a while, breathing in warm, moist air; that can help loosen up lung stuff.

Delightful image of Kali/Kylie and Batman, Kitty!

 
At 8:31 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Morning, Fiends!

Deadlines have been keeping me busy. Miss you all.

Dan, congrats on the bookcase project! I'm in the middle of my own Wall Of Books for the living room, though the vaulted ceiling is making it a bit problematic. I'm also using Billy bookcases.

Quiche, I'm convinced the Bengals think in poetry… and the snow sounds lovely. It rained for about 15 minutes here yesterday, which I loved.

Okay, back to work.

 
At 9:52 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Kitty - glad your home safely. I was tempted by the neverwear promo but already have the only babydoll you sell so, oh well! I wear the "bonus" tori shirt you sent me all the time though :)
I was wearing my graveyard shirt yesterday and brought up the page w/ AFP on it and ben said, "hey, she's wearing your shirt!"

Phiala - code errors suck!! One little misplaced ; or / or whatever hoses everything!

I got a sitter for the AFP show monday! woo! Hubby saw the Leeds United video and said "i wouldn't mind seeing her"...hehe, wonder why ;-) So i got him a ticket and one of ben's teachers can babysit so we're set! Not sure if we can get there early now Ticia since i have to pick him up from work. Which is a bummer but at least we'll have the show!

 
At 10:01 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

What's best when you are sick in bed with a couple of cats and a cup of tea than Amanda Palmer playing the ukulele in her undies, Neil and even a dash of Mitch Benn the wondrous?
Not much, I'd venture.

 
At 10:12 AM , Blogger Amy said...

I've been seeing that tree in the window at Charlies, and was all excited to go hear you and Paul there on Saturday (and see the tree better than through my car window as I drive by). But, alas, I decided to fall asleep on the couch and wake up 4 hours later...it was dark out and I was groggy. By the time I figured out what day it was it was, it was too late to make it for a decent amount of show. =(

 
At 10:13 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I saw that video yesterday and meant to post it...it's one of the sexiest damn things i've ever seen!

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Heh! I had to go watch "Everything Sounds Like Coldplay Now" after that. :)

Today I have discovered Zoe Keating. She rocks.

 
At 11:06 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Funny you mention Zoe right now Jess, I am listening to Zoe Keating Radio on Last FM right now and there are a lot of interesting related musicians. I love the threads that connect... connect... well everything I guess.

Loved seeing Zoe with AFP. She did a solo set to start things off and it was just beautiful. No friends or fiends had arrived yet so I was alone at my table with the free glass of Jameson they gave me because of my stunning entrance (falling flat on my face that is). I was really transported just soaking in her music and the whole scene.

So I looked for her on Last FM today and started playing her "station" and now I am hearing some great music I never would have heard without those threads, this web. Love it. :sigh:

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger Jess said...

If swan-dives result in free drinks, we all should do them more often!

Zoe Keating wasn't at the Piitsburgh show-- I'm sorry to have missed her. Her solo stuff is really interesting-- I love all the layering of sound she does.

Oh wow-- one of the local bands I used to follow in college has reformed, with all new people apart from the lead guy. They don't sound anything like I remember. Points for nostalgia value, though!

 
At 11:27 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Wait-- scratch that. Their blog says they've split up again. That was quick. So much for reviving my halcyon days.

 
At 12:07 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

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At 12:11 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Would you believe that in addition to the usual definition:

Halcyon - a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.

 
At 12:11 PM , Blogger Jess said...

They don't call you Lexicographer for nothing, Arwenn. ;)

 
At 12:12 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hadn't seen that vid! Delightful!

Feel feel better Nathilie!

 
At 12:14 PM , Blogger na said...

Do you think bar tenders would become suspicious after an increase in the number of swan-dives entries to a place? :)

 
At 12:17 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Thought you might like it...

My head is about to explode if I cough just that one more time. Messy.
But what really gets to me is: Food doesn't taste a thing. I deeply resent that.

 
At 12:18 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Thanks Jess - but actually that one has a lot more to do with my level of BOREDOM at work than anything else...plus being on dictionary.com makes it look like I'm working :)

 
At 12:19 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Nathalie - do hope you feel better soon!!

In the meantime maybe since you can't taste you'll have an enhanced sense of texture?

 
At 12:27 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

It did change my perception of roasted duck breast and turnips, that's for sure. And to think I prepared it with some much love too.
I should have staid in bed instead.

 
At 12:31 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

New post with a picture and question is up!!!!

 
At 2:01 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Great video of AFP and Boss - one of my favorite songs. I just kept thinking though, isn't she freezingly cold?

Nathalie - get better quickly.

Kitty, glad you are home safely and the cats are getting on okay.

 

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